BIOGRAPHY and contact info
OK, here goes: There is already a successful bass player and bandleader who shares my real name. So since the mid-80's I've toyed with pseudonyms. One was Rich Lanolin. The other was Slim Volume. When Greg and I seemed in danger of actually putting out a record, I used Slim Volume to name myself and our collaboration.
Moving backward in time: Greg and I met and became fast friends in the 3rd grade, before we ever picked up a musical instrument. We loved comic books and World War II aircraft, mostly. I was always interested in drums since seeing Ringo on Ed Sullivan, and I think Greg had a similar experience with guitar. Anyway, by what was then called "junior high" we were both attempting to learn our craft.
I am skipping SO MUCH, but ... Greg and I ended up in local bands with other close friends, eventually playing in bars at the illegal age of 17. We transitioned a bit from good old rock to funk/dance music in the mid-70's. Then we joined a truly professional cover band, working steadily in Indianapolis and making some incredible tours into the North and West US.
But change happens, and eventually Greg and I headed in different directions. I moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work with another good friend (that's a whole 'nother book!) and learned how to write songs and work with music tech. When I became a father in 1988, I quit music altogether and moved back to my home town of Muncie, Indiana.
But one just doesn't quit music easily. In the mid-90's Greg and I began to work together again. This time we were learning how to record music as well. Greg had put together a swell facility and began to patiently champion my annoying quest to make songs again. Stuff started to sound really, really good. After a few years of accreting a coral reef of recordings, Greg put his foot down and declared that we were going to put them out on disks. Hence From The Sound Chasm and Hindsight, both released in 2007.
Since then, Greg has put together a successful band, Blind Karma, gigging steadily in the Dayton area. We occasionally gig together with good friends Tom Sullivan and BIGFOOT. I keep working on songs since I moved back to the city -- can't play drums or sing in an apartment but I work around it. We've made a lot of what we truly believe is good work. It's scattered all over the web, so this website just makes it easier to check it all out in one place.
Meanwhile, more music in progress. A good feeling...
Self-produced disks released into a relative vacuum. Disk-less songs living on a cloud. They do serve a purpose. Hello, dear people. We were here and this is something we created in our time on earth. Here it is, friends, kids, nieces, nephews ... You loved us and we loved you, and love inspired this work. Thank you forever. Thank you, Greg.
To contact Slim, email Mark King Creative